08/02/18 - 11:42:59 | Published in Training

Supporting children with traumatic experiences

It is estimated that 1 in 4 children attending school has been exposed to a traumatic event that can affect learning and behaviour (National Traumatic Stress Network).


Children, like adults, sometimes experience or witness something extremely frightening and dangerous. This can cause a traumatic stress reaction, which affects the way the child thinks, feels and behaves. Children can be as severely affected as adults. If you recognise it, you will be better able to help children to recover, and also to know when to seek professional help.


In this training event we will explore how children are affected by traumatic events, and how schools can support these children. Examples of traumatic events are physical or sexual abuse/assaults, witnessing domestic violence, road traffic accidents, the death of a loved one, war, natural disasters, terrorist attacks.


Attending this workshop will enable you to:
Know how children are affected by traumatic events and be able recognise signs and symptoms
Understand the possible impact on learning and behaviour
Identify strategies which will support children who have experienced trauma
Know about accessing additional support

Booking Information

Cost: free for LA schools and academies with a Critical Incident Subscription, £30 for schools with an EPSS contract, £40 for all other schools
Cancellation Policy:
For cancellations made by the school/establishment more than 14 working days prior to the course date, no charge will be made. A £10 administration fee will be levied per person for cancellations between 14 days and 7 days. The whole fee will be charged for cancellations made within 7 working days of the course date. Alternatively, you can arrange for a colleague to take your place.


Any member of staff supporting children with traumatic experiences